Experience Iceland at its heart, and spend the spring days at a farm in the Eastfjords. This tour gives you a chance to be a part of the locals, and live as they have done througho...
Experience Iceland at its heart, and spend the spring days at a farm in the Eastfjords. This tour gives you a chance to be a part of the locals, and live as they have done throughout the ages during the most rewarding time of the year: The lambing season.
The midnight sun will give you bright nights of solitude and stillness, but then nature wakes up, sun coming up in the middle of the fjord and little lambs coming to the world - and you get to be there to greet them. How much you like to be involved is your choice but we do recommend at least a cuddle! At Brekkubær farm, farmer Ásgeir Arngrímsson and his family will guide you through the spring chores, and you are welcome to help with the more adorable tasks, such as bottle feeding lambs and assisting them in latching.
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You will be picked up at the Egilsstaðir Airport from where you'll drive to Borgarfjörður eystri, with some sightseeing stops along the way.
Once in Borgarfjöður, you check in at local Country Hotel Álfheimar and take a tour of the small village before lunch. In the afternoon we will visit the Brekkubær farm and learn a bit about the lambi...
Today you will check in with the local fishermen to grab the catch of the day after breakfast. A hike is planned in the afternoon, varying in length based on how the group is feeling and what interests people.
You will revisit the farm, and when we are ready, we think about cooking together with the locals and do some great dishes from the local fish or lamb. After a fresh fish dinner, we will visit the puffin area in Hafnarhólmi to get the evening light before a good nights sleep.
After a breakfast and visit to the farm in the morning, we'll spend the rest of the day relaxing, hiking and taking in the view and atmosphere in the peaceful little town of Bakkagerði. A visit to Musteri, the small local spa with hot tubs and sauna, at the seaside for your last memories is a perfect way to end the trip before your private transfer to Egilsstaðir Airport.
Fly back to Reykjavík with the evening flight with a lot of memories about local people, nature and your experience
You will stay at Álfheimar Country Hotel, in an ensuite room. You will have a private bathroom with good shower.